Parent Busters
Parent Busters
Oct 31, 2023
Special Halloween Story For Kids
Play • 22 min

Join us for a special retelling of the Southern Appalachian folklore tale The Harry Toe story as Jackie gives her version of this Southern spooky folklore story! 

We'll also cover why ghost stories have always been a part of human culture and  unravel the mysterious tapestry of spooky tales, tracing their origins back to ancient civilizations and funeral rituals. 

We dive deep into the beliefs around spirits separating from the body upon death and the rituals that evolved to ensure these spirits wouldn't return to haunt the living. We also explore the fascinating tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas in Victorian England - a tradition born out of necessity for those who couldn't read or write.

Enjoy this special Halloween story for kids and adults for the holiday!

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